Joe Kairen

Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Joe Kairen is Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. His field focuses on alternate beta strategies, including factor-based indices, dividends, and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic, and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, Joe works closely with the sales, marketing, and Global Research & Design departments to bring new ideas to market.

Prior to his current role, Joe worked in a number of positions including five years at J.P. Morgan on both the Index Research (four years) and Market Risk (one year) teams. He also helped clients on a number of strategic assignments across the financial services industry while he was part of the management consulting practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Joe holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management of Information Systems from Rutgers College.

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The S&P MARC 5% (ER) Index’s Excellent First-Quarter 2019 Performance

The S&P MARC 5% Excess Return (ER) Index started the year firing on all cylinders, with positive returns across all asset classes for the quarter—dimming memories of 2018, when all the underlying indices ended the year in red. Its asset class diversification and weighting strategy helped the index to stay positive throughout the quarter, despite Read more […]

S&P MARC 5% ER 2018 Performance: Diversification and Allocation Provide Stability

Despite a rocky start and end to 2018 that negatively affected the performance of all the asset classes within the S&P MARC 5% Excess Return (ER) Index,[1] the index maintained a relatively stable performance throughout the year, although it ended the year in red. When you look at the asset classes in the S&P MARC Read more […]